SZECHUAN HOT POT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE

HOT POT FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE

Chinese New Year falls on January 31,2014 this year. When I still lived in Singapore, this is the time of the year that I looked forward to the most. I usually booked my...

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LION'S HEAD MEATBALLS

LION’S HEAD MEATBALLS

The Chinese often has unique way in naming the dishes. Lion’s head meatballs is one of the example. The shape of the meatballs resemble the head of the lion. There are lots of...

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GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

Last month my mom made the red tortoise cake with mung bean fillings again for Iven’s one month celebration and they were really good. This time around she made the green tortoise cake...

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GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN

Glutinous rice balls or known as tang yuan in Chinese is a traditional food that is eaten in special occasion. December 22 (or sometimes December 21) is one of the days that people...

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BAKED BUNS

CHINESE BAKED BUNS

Yes, I know..more and more buns. I gotta satiate my cravings for buns. These are baked however, not steamed like the usual buns. Baked buns with meat fillings are also very popular as...

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BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUN / CHAR SIU BAO

BARBECUED PORK STEAMED BUNS / CHAR SIU BAO

Char siu Bao or barbecued pork steamed buns is one of the most popular item when you go for dim sum. The pork is marinated and basting in savory and sweet sauce and...

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COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI

COOK AND SELL DUMPLINGS / SIU MAI

If you are wondering why it is called “cook and sell” dumplings, well, it is a direct translation from the Cantonese dialect siu mai. Siu 燒 means to cook and mai 賣 means...

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STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE

STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE

I have to admit that it does get a little hot to cook at the kitchen lately. I consider Minnesota’s summer as a “mild” one compare to that in Oklahoma, but still, the...

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CRISPY TOFU CUBES WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE

CRISPY TOFU CUBES WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE

I was first introduced to this crispy tofu cubes with sweet chili sauce when we visited Singapore last year. We were at Crystal Jade and my sister ordered this dish. My then 23-month...

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ANTS CLIMBING A TREE / MA YI SHANG SHU

ANTS CLIMBING A TREE / MA YI SHANG SHU

Chinese sure does like to name their dishes in a unique way. Most of the time it’s a “literal” translation of what it visually looks like. This ants climbing a tree dish is...

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BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE

BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE

This delicious beef stir-fry in sa-tsa bbq sauce was something I learned how to make back in college eons ago. My Taiwanese friend actually introduced the sa-tsa bbq sauce (or what she called...

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CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

Chee Cheong Fun is one of my favorite Dim Sum items to order. I never ever have Dim Sum without Chee Cheong Fun. Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of...

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